The winners of the 2016 prize were announced at the BCLA Postgraduate Reception, which took place on 7 November 2016. The jury, which consisted of members of the BCLA Executive Committee, awarded the following:
First prize: Susannah Stevenson (UCL) for “(Artificial) silk girls: Silk as a social signifier in the changing consumer societies of Émile Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames and Irmgard Keun’s Das kunstseidene Mädchen”.
Second prize: Hajer Gam (UCL) for “Death, Life and Love as forms of consumption in Emile Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames and Thérèse Raquin”.
Third prize: Benjamin Mappin-Kasirer (Oxford) for “Renewing Minor Literature: Laferrière, Deleuze, and Guattari at the ‘Académie française’”.
The winners of the Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize for 2015 have been announced at the BCLA Annual General Meeting and Colloquy that tok place on 7 November 2015. The jury, which consisted of members of the BCLA Executive Committee, has awarded the following:
First prize: Alexandra Dantzlerward, (Queen Mary, University of London) for ‘“The Royal Robe of Language”: an analogy of translation: Virginia Woolf’s poetic style in “The String Quartet”’
Second prize: Leila Essa (University of Cambridge) for ‘Texas Childhood around 2000: Reading Richard Linklater’s Boyhood with Benjamin’
Third prize: Alice Paul (University of East Anglia) for ‘Skopos and Spijkerschrift: (Re)presenting “otherness” in the paratexts of books written by “Dutch writers of non-Dutch descent”’
In addition to prizes of £100, £50, and £30 respectively, the winners are also awarded with one-year free BCLA membership. We congratulate them all for their success.
* All essays are published under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 on the BCLA website unless otherwise stated.